Mary Deady “The Irish Lark” in Concert
A Musical Journey in Song
Music director: Jeff Cubeta
March 10, 2014 at 7:00pm
The first part of Mary’s concert traces her origins from a small village in County Kerry, finding in time a home in New York City.
Drawing upon the richness of the American Songbook, we hear frequent echoes of Ireland filtered through an American sensibility.
But mostly, it is the story of a journey requiring untried courage, reflections on love and children, an affirmation of Life both specific and universal.
Wherever she has gone, the songs of Ireland have followed – an omnipresent reminder of Ireland’s turbulent history and spirit.
The return to Ireland in mind and heart is hallmarked in the second half mainly by traditional and beloved historical Irish songs: joys and sorrows, feast and famine, the mirror of Ireland’s people.
On the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage, Tickets: $25
A resident of New York City, Mary has graced countless events and many venues including City Hall, the Metropolitan Club, and, most recently, with Jeff Cubeta on piano, she has performed at the Laurie Beechman Theatre/West Bank Café, tracing her migration from Ireland to America through the American songbook. As lead soprano with the National Folk Theatre of Ireland, she toured extensively in Europe the US and Canada. Mary counts among her greatest thrills her visit to Tanzania, East Africa, where she sang for the Irish Society and the Goethe Institute of Dar-es-Salaam.
Jeff Cubeta (music director) is a songwriter, vocalist, pianist, and musical director. He has musical directed shows for many celebrated concert/cabaret performers including Eric Michael Gillett, La Tanya Hall, Raissa Katona Bennett, and Marieann Meringolo. In 2012 Mr. Cubeta produced Songs in the Key of LGBT, a Cabaret Benefit for Ali Forney Center, and in 2013, he produced a show of his original music featuring singers Aisha DeHaas, Venessa Diaz, and Charlie Stevens.